THS Ladyhorns Volleyball Team 2023

This past weekend over the span of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-19, we hosted a varsity volleyball tournament consisting of 24 high school teams from across the state. πŸ

From the first serve of the first game at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning to the last point played on Saturday afternoon, our high school and middle school gyms saw a total of 109 highly competitive volleyball matches! Congratulations to Huffman-Hargrave HS on their win in the championship match over Buna HS and congratulations to Port Neches-Groves on their 3rd place finish! πŸ†

HUGE shoutout to Coach Kennedy for planning, organizing, and directing this event for our school district! THANK YOU to Coach Condra and Alex Ledezma for all of the time and assistance you provided as assistant directors to make sure the tournament ran smoothly over the three days! The Tarkington Volleyball program would also like the thank all of their freshmen, JV, and varsity players who put in the work on each court as they called lines, flipped scores, worked the entrance gate, worked concession, refilled ice buckets, organized hospitality room, and much much more! πŸ’•

Thank you so much Ernestine Sanchez and Ruben Rodriguez for providing lunch for the hospitality room and our Tarkington players on Thursday; Cory Anderson, John Davis, Corey Taylor and the THS Ag Department for grilling and providing lunch on Friday; Rae and Matt Ferrell for smoking and cooking briskets for bbq in the hospitality room on Saturday; and to Mrs. Carter and the THS hospitality team for keeping the hospitality room stocked with amazing desserts all weekend long! πŸ”

Thank you to Amber Keith and the THS Booster Club along with Brookshire Brothers for donating concession and hospitality items for the entire weekend. πŸ˜Š

Thank you to the THS custodial staff for keeping the facilities in top of the line shape and thank you to Dr. Davis, Mr. Clements, and Mr. McCabe for allowing us the opportunity to use our facilities to put this tournament on! Tarkington ISD received SO MANY compliments about our gyms, the way we ran the tournament, and great games that were played over the three days.

"It definitely takes a village but WE DID IT!" said Coach Kennedy. "Many coaches have reached out and are already looking forward to next year’s tournament!" πŸ‘

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